MIKE ANDERSON a fine arts major and former art instructor currently works in his Rockport Texas studio making functional and decorative pottery. His work is displayed at the Rockport Center for the Arts, and Port Aransas Art Center. potterypostings.blogspot.com
BARRY BROWN CLAY STUDIO POTTERS share ideas and techniques as they explore the ceramic medium at the Art Center of Corpus Christi.
JEFF BENT relocated to Austin 16 years ago from Canada. Versed in sculpture and drawing he has turned to whimsical pottery as an outlet for his creativity. His works are often inspired by odd things occurring in nature. www.sporecloud.com
FRANK & SUSY BIRD integrate whimsical animals, especially bears, into functional stoneware pottery. Other whimsical pieces include dream cars, helmets, old trucks, lighthouses, castles, and missions. Frank does all of the wheel-throwing while Susy specializes in hand-building. 30 year residents of Texas, the couple participates in art shows all over the country.
EMILY BROWN is a graduate of UT in Fine Arts. In 2007 she launched Little e Pottery from her home studio in Austin, where she is a full-time potter. Emily's philosophy that pottery "delivers nourishment and is the center of hearth and home" makes her work a perfect fit for the Bountiful Bowl. www.littleepottery.com
V. CHIN born in Thailand, trained in Japan and practicing his craft in Seabrook, TX strives to make “good” ceramics. Known for his quaint depiction of frogs on his pottery, his work is internationally exhibited. www.vchingallery.com
ROSS DE LA GARZA is a 7th generation Texan who grew up along the coastline in Corpus Christ. He began making whimsical clay fish over 20 years ago. Each of his fish is unique in design and expression with just the right amount of levity and whimsy. www.phishross.com
BARBARA FRANCIS, a Waco potter, finds textures in leaves, laces and old dishes, as well as doing her own hand carving and sprigging. Barbara teaches classes for children and adults in her home studio. A recipient of “Best of Show” at the Waco Cultural Arts Fest, Barbara is an experienced Bountiful Bowl potter and a recipient of many awards in this show.
MONICA FRANKLIN works from the OYSTER PLATE COVE STUDIO here in Rockport. With over 30 years experience she has instructed children in working with clay.
CINDY FUQUA is a potter from Alba. The graceful forms and flowing lines of her works make her functional and decorative pottery a favorite of art lovers. Cindy imbues her pottery with a positive life energy that charges its surroundings. www.cindythepotter.com
MARY GLEDITSCH, one of our original Bountiful Bowl potters throws and hand-builds stoneware often embellished with piercings and rich textures inspired by nature’s beauty. Mary’s uses deep and inviting colors making each of her pieces unique and inviting.
MIKE GRAFA lives in Austin, where he works at his studio and teaches at Austin Community College. Mike's work has been exhibited throughout the southwest in galleries and art shows.
GEORGE & LORRAINE HAMILTON have been working and playing with pottery for many years at their home studio on Padre Island. Trained by teachers at local art centers, they are versed in both the wheel and hand-building techniques.
FRASER HARRIS has been intrigued by clay his entire life. With degrees from Southwest Texas and New Mexico Highlands University, Fraser teaches and has a studio in downtown Buda, Texas. Humor often slips into his work.
TAYLOR HENDRIX has been throwing functional and non-functional pots since 2002 when he was taught to use the wheel by a good friend in Waco. A Rockport Texas area potter, Taylor is known for his pit-firing techniques.
AL & JENI HOEKSEMA began their business JUS'CUZ in 2000. They make high fired stoneware and delicately carved one of a kind sculpture in their Hill Country studio. www.juscuzpottery.com
JASON HOOPER learned his pottery craft after moving to Austin from England. Since 2004, he has worked in his home studio creating wheel thrown stoneware pottery that is functional and decorative. Jason's work displays a thoughtful blend of form and function. Rich glazes and overlapping glaze combinations add flow and depth to the surface and provide variation in color and texture. www.jjhooper.com
CHRIS & CAROL HOUGHTON are Rockport Texas potters who work out of their studio OYSTER PLATE COVE, One Hermitage Drive. Pieces are also available at www.AlohaCarolAnn.Etsy.com.
NATHANEAL HUFFMAN works out of his home studio in Portland, Texas. His primarily wheel-thrown functional work features porcelain clay with crystalline glazes in stunning colors. www.nathanealhuffmanpottery.com
STAN IRVIN maintains a studio in Austin and sells work locally at Estelle Stair Gallery. Stan focuses on hand-building and altered wheel-throwing in high-temperature reduction firing. Highly skilled, Stan has won many awards for his works. This is Stan’s first year displaying at the Bountiful Bowl. www.stanirvin.com
ERIC JACKSON, Texas Medicine Pottery, Buda, Texas. Eric has been making bowl since high school. Focusing on making pots which invite contemplation, he teaches at The Contemporary Austin Art School at Laguna Gloria.
KRISTOPHER JORGENSEN is a Corpus Christi, Texas potter exhibiting for the first time at last year's Bountiful Bowl Pottery Fair.
SHIKHA JOSHI established her studio in Round Rock in 2003. Joshi's pieces are a fine balance between aesthetics and function—functional forms enhanced by elaborate surface embellishments. Her pots are wheel thrown, her designs drawn free hand and then carved without templates. Her pieces have won multiple prizes at the Bountiful Bowl Pottery Fair. www.potterybyshikha.com
BOBBIE McCREA creates pottery that reflects her love for Japanese art. Bobbie creates her functional and raku pottery at North Shore Pottery and Glass, the studio that she owns and operates in Lake Travis with her daughter, Megan. Along with raku, they work in high fire stoneware and porcelain clays with glazes formulated from raw materials. www.northshorepottery.com
LES MITCHELL produces and sells his pieces at Towne Potter Studio in Mineola TX. www.LesMitchell.com
WANDA MURRAY, a Rockport Texas potter, focuses on creating functional pottery under the name of Pottery by WM. Many of the pieces call to the coast and her love for Rockport. Her pottery can be found at the Salt Flats Gallery in Rockport and at Rockport Market Days.
GENIE MYSORSKI is a well known Rockport potter teaching children and adults at the Rockport Center for the Arts. She owns Pottery by Genie and is a partner artist at Wind Way Gallery. Her pottery is also display at Rockport Center for the Arts and the Port Aransas Art Center.
ROY ODOM & CINDI WILLS “SoulFlame Pottery” Fort Worth, TX have worked together since 2005. Roy works the wheel and Cindi handbuilds pieces that art “artsy” functional as well as figurative. www.soulflamepottery.com
FERN OLSON took her first pottery class here in Rockport from Genie Mysorski. She is one of the original Bountiful Bowl potters. After a 10 year hiatus, Fern is once again creating her beautiful clay pieces to share with her grateful patrons.
VICKY PHILLIPS moved from Hollywood California to the Hill Country and rediscovered her love for clay. Known as “Mud Magic Art” her works are hand-thrown and nature inspired. It is her first appearance at the Bountiful Bowl. Her wares are sold on Etsy.
JIM BOB SALAZAR's works reflect commercial training merged with styles of Frank Lloyd Wright and oriental packaging. Jim Bob is the recipient of many impressive awards from prestigious shows throughout the U.S. His pieces are sold locally at The Rockport Center for the Arts, Maison Et Jardin, or visit him on-line at jimbobsalazar.blogspot.com
ANN SCIBA is a full-time craftsperson residing in Wharton, where she fashions Stoneware Pottery by Ann Sciba. Clay has been the focus of her life since 1967. Ann has worked extensively with clay in both industrial and educational settings polishing her skills in Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Locally Ann exhibits at Coastal Creations Gallery.
TONY AND GRETCHEN SCHARTZ collaborate on their hand glazed pieces which are all raku fired. They participate in over 16 shows annually and exhibit all over the U.S. Several of their pieces have won awards at the Bountiful Bowl Pottery Fair. All of their pieces are inspired by colors and beauty of the Palo Duro Canyon where they live and work.
PAIGE ADKINS SHELTON, a native Texan, received a degree in fine art with a specialty in studio art from UT Austin studying pottery making with Ishmael Soto and Hank Cabanis. She has worked and taught throughout the area and enjoys selling her work in a few selected shops and art shows. Paige and her husband, Ray, live in Smithville where they have built a car kiln. www.paigepottery.com
PAUL UHL has created an eclectic style of his own from his past experiences and his daily life. His works are influenced by the orient and the southwest and are wheel-thrown or slab built. He considers his work decorative first and functional second. His tea vessels and large wall platters are visual treats. His vases, lidded vessels and bowls are functional. www.pauluhlpottery.com
JUNE WHITACRE a Fort Worth TX potter creates and displays her works at Tokyo Rose Clayworks. Most of her pieces are functional stoneware.
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